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This article is part of a series, whose lead article is Plumbing 101.
Once upon a time, “pipe” meant “galvanized”.
The biggest disadvantage of this pipe is that is no longer approved for home use.
As such, there is no need to discuss all of the other disadvantages at length.
However the biggest one is being made of steel, over time it rusts, both from the inside and the outside.
In some older homes, we’ve seen galvanized pipes so badly rusted on the inside the pipe is almost clogged and the effective flow rate through the pipe is similar to that of a drinking straw.
When your remodel involves converting from galvanized pipe to copper, we would love an opportunity to be of service – please contact us for your no obligation consultation.